Timothy Noah

The Red State-Blue State Divide, As Seen by Amazon Books
August 23, 2012

It's a good thing Mitt Romney isn't living off of his book royalties.

God Asks Akin To Quit Race
August 22, 2012

God, making a rare appearance during the 2012 election cycle, urges Todd Akin to quit the Missouri Senate race.

It’s Time to Revisit the Voting Rights Act
August 21, 2012

Voter suppression isn't just for the South anymore

This Is Your Brain on Ryancare: Another Reason Paul Ryan’s Health Plan Would Hurt the Elderly
August 17, 2012

One more reason to oppose Paul Ryan's voucherized Medicare program: Most elderly aren't able to make good consumer decisions.

Pennsylvania Voter ID: Ask Not Why
August 16, 2012

There's no use parsing Pennsylvania's motive for passing a voter ID law. The answer is obvious: to suppress Democratic turnout.

Pennsylvania Voter ID: Ask Not Why
August 16, 2012

    Don’t waste any time wondering why Pennsylvania passed a voter ID law. The state’s House Republican majority leader, Mike Turzai, blurted it out in June: “Voter ID, which is going to allow Governor [Mitt] Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania? Done.” Every Democrat voted against the bill for the perfectly obvious reason that its intent was to suppress Democratic turnout (principally by minimizing participation by low-income blacks). Whether it can succeed in doing so I couldn’t tell you.

Why Tea Party Senior Citizens Love Paul Ryan
August 15, 2012

Most Tea Party members are AARP-eligible. So why aren't they worried that Paul Ryan will do away with their Medicare?

Paul Ryan Hearts Unemployment
August 13, 2012

 Two days in, we're seeing three main lines of attack against Paul Ryan: 1.) He wants to abolish Medicare "as we know it" and replace it with a voucher system that will shift significant costs onto the elderly.  2.) He wants to abolish Medicaid and the food stamp program, too, and replace them with block grants that would radically shrink available funds for the indigent.  3.) As a budget-balancer he's a phony, because his drastic cuts in federal programs are accompanied by irresponsible cuts in taxes for the rich, and because when George W.

Paul Ryan Hearts Unemployment
August 13, 2012

    Two days in, we're seeing three main lines of attack against Paul Ryan: 1.) He wants to abolish Medicare "as we know it" and replace it with a voucher system that will shift significant costs onto the elderly.  2.) He wants to abolish Medicaid and the food stamp program, too, and replace them with block grants that would radically shrink available funds for the indigent.  3.) As a budget-balancer he's a phony, because his drastic cuts in federal programs are accompanied by irresponsible cuts in taxes for the rich, and because when George W.

Hallelujah, It May Be Ryan!
August 11, 2012

Mitt Romney is set to announce his vice-presidential pick on Saturday morning, and some news reports are already saying it’s likely to be Rep. Paul Ryan, R.-Wisc. If it is indeed Ryan, then that’s the final demonstration that Romney will never, ever move to the center. He will never stop trying to establish his bona fides with the Republican party’s hard right wing, even when doing so demonstrably harms his own interest, as it does here. The inmates will run the asylum. If Ryan really is Romney’s choice, this is a fantastic stroke of luck for President Obama.

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